Steve Smith is a freakish talent says David Warner

Vastavam web: David Warner says in-form Steve Smith is a freakish talent while England’s leading bowler James Anderson says the Australia skipper is in the form of his life.Smith was well on the way to posting his fourth consecutive century in the showpiece Boxing Day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground after an unbeaten 65 in Australia’s 244 for three after day one Tuesday.In the last three showpiece Boxing Day Tests, Smith has scored 192 against India, 134 not out against the West Indies and an unbeaten 165 last year against Pakistan.

So far in this series Smith has amassed 491 runs against England at a stunning average of 163.66 from five innings.”He’s very mentally strong, we always talk about the way that he prepares. He likes batting time in the nets then out in the game he just seems to be hitting every ball out of the middle.”England said that they had come up with a game plan to get him out and obviously it hasn’t worked so far in this game.”He’s got a unique technique that you wouldn’t coach any other kid.” “I won’t say I’m sick of the sight of him, I would like to get him out but every now and then you come up against a player who’s in the form of his life,” Anderson said.

“He’s the leading runscorer in Test cricket this year and obviously he’s in a hot streak.”As a bowler it can be tough coming up against someone like that, but it’s our job to try and figure on ways of getting him out.